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[resolved] Can not get to wp-admin on my MAMP installation (6 posts)

  1. crowner
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hello everyone!
    I AM new to WP, have designed a site with some extensive help at Toothland.com.
    Transferred the site from my server to a local MAMP server by transferring the MySQL database and the wp-content folder.
    The localhost:8888 works great, shows the Toothland.com site perfectly and all is working except when I try to enter localhost:8888/wp-admin it takes me to a page that says:
    No Update Required

    Your WordPress database is already up-to-date!
    and when I hit Continue it takes me to my live page on my remote server.
    Any ideas what is going on here? How can I get to my local dashboard?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Regards
    Crowner

  2. 2ninerniner2
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Try this:

    - using phpMyAdmin, accessible from the MAMP Start Page, make sure the site url and home fields in the wp-options table in your WP database are set to http://localhost:8888

    - that should get you into the dashboard so you can install and run this plugin to update the links in you WP site:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/velvet-blues-update-urls/

    - I also run this script as it updates serialized strings that the above plugin does not:
    https://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/

    Be sure to carefully follow the instructions with both.

    Once that is done, go to your permalinks and just re-save.

  3. crowner
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Thank you 2ninerniner2, that worked perfectly, there was no home field in the database, but once I changed the site URL everything fell into place.
    Thanks again !

  4. 2ninerniner2
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    there was no home field in the database,

    Yep, it's there ... on the next page of the fields list in the wp-options table :)

  5. saunders.d
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi there, I'm having the same prolem, however Im simply trying to access my dashboard. My page is displaying correctly however I don't know how to get to my dashboard. I've follow the instructions above, both fields in the w-p options table are correct but the dashboard does not appear, just the website. (locally hosted)

    Cheers!

  6. saunders.d
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    oh found the answer to my problem on one of the related threads. cheers people.

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